In January 1918, chaser crews at New London and other eastern ports were training in the new tactics for antisubmarine warfare, in one of the coldest winters in recorded history.
Harbors froze, in some cases trapping chasers in ice. A typical morning routine was to wait for ice breakers to clear a channel to open sea before training could start.
Also added this month:
Added to the Crew Photos collection, a crew shot on SC 148
. Thanks to George Tarleton for submitting the photo scan to The Subchaser Archives.
--Todd Woofenden, editor
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